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CBS
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
country december 15th. president obama has ordered the flag to be lowered to half staff through monday. he and mrs. obama plan to travel to the service and there will be a memorial at the national cathedral wednesday morning at 11:00. >>> i'm bruce leshan at the south africa embassy in d.c. where they have just announced plans for american commemoration of nelson mandela's life. there are books of condolences inside. there will be prayer vigils outside here between 7:00 and 8:00 every night until tuesday. then on wednesday there will be a service at the washington national cathedral. in south africa rain is a sign and in washington in ones and twos and sometimes more people braved the rain to leave a flower, say a prayer, take a picture in memory of the towering figure of nelson mandela. >> such an amazing model of what a human being can be. >> reporter: this embassy was once a battle ground in the fight against apartheid, the racial separation that mandela fought in south africa, which is why the new south africa erected his statue right here. >> the statue stands there because that was
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
priority has changed how the country changed to foreign policy. i thought obama -- even though i voted for the party at ron paul to ron republicans did paul at the convention was disgusting. the party because -- took over the republican party. that's a jewish movement. controls the foreign policy. is led by the nose by netanyahu and they were horrible. who's the biggest influence the white house outside of the political realm. >> strong opposition to iran at iran deal.on the six months for now will some how much pressure is being applied for the pro israel israeli d the government. he governs on an insular way, it's a phrase used a lot. he keeps his own counsel, he listens to a small amount of people. e pays attention to the democratic base. he raises a lot of money for the midterm elections. responsive quite a bit to democratic concerns. is. he pays careful attention b to the government, and the allies.l lot has to do with the ideology and the importance he places on the security. or sure if it's overstated bigger than is outsized. it's an me time, important part of what he feels abo
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
obama. on tuesday, he spoke at the national press club about his country's free trade agreement with the u.s., the war on drugs, and peace talks with columbian rebels. this is an hour. >>> good afternoon. welcome to the national press club. my name is angela keane. i'm a reporter for "bloomberg news" and the 106th president of the national press club. we are the world's leading professional organization for journalists committed to our profession's future through our programming with the event such as this, while fostering a free press worldwide. for more information about the national press club, please visit our website at www.press.org. to donate to programs offered to the public through the national press club journalism institute. on behalf of our members worldwide, i would like to welcome our speaker and those in the audience today. if you hear applause, i note that members of the general public are also attending. so it's not necessarily evidence of a lack of journalistic objectivity. i would like to welcome our c-span and public radio audiences. you can follow the action
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
have obama condemning inequality after running the country for five years. that's like a citizen complaining of graffiti as he holds a can of spray paint. >> wait a minute -- >> that's what i don't understand -- >> -- 20,000 jobs, construction added about 30,000 jobs -- >> this month, this month, bob, under president obama, and these are also at the bls.gov, go right there. 75% of all the jobs president obama's created, he's created 1.5 million job, 75% of those, part time. >> you keep saying he created those jobs. i keep saying his job creation started when he issued the stimulus -- >> the obama recovery -- >> the fact is, we're -- >> they even admit that. >> from the bush administration? >> what has he been able to accomplish while he's in office? >> saved us from a depression. >> they've actually had -- the government statistic, bear that out -- >> they kept us from a depression. >> you know where the real wealth gap is, it's in d.c. that wealth gap is so large, michael moore could waddle through it. >> interesting thing the administration can take credit for the stock market
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 9:00am PST
. >>> they are out, they lead the group with nine nominations. country star -- country star taylor swift is up or two awards. and katy perry, mclemore and robin thicke. >>> congressional democrats are facing some tough questions back home after the obama care website's disastrous rollout. one of those is west virginia democratic senator joe manchin who left washington, d.c. for coal country to take a shot almost literally at answering people's complaints about obama care and other issues in a series of town hall meetings. correspondent traveling with the senator has more now. >> reporter: at a gun range in west virginia on thursday democratic senator joe manchin hitting head center. the certainty of target shooting is a refreshing departure from washington politics. later at a town hall meeting he faced a moving target. once loyal democratic state has shifted on the national level, a trend accelerated now because of obama care. >> what i'm hearing from our corporations and the business owners is uncertainty, uncertainty, uncertainty. >> reporter: manchin heard west virginias are tired of washi
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 2:30am PST
and the president has not seen his uncle in 20 years. as for omar obama, an immigration judge said he could stay in the country because he qualified for permanent residency. >>> the man once call called america's top cop back in the big apple. new york mayor elect bill deblass yo announced bill bratton as new yorks's police commissioner. he ran the police force 20 years ago and he vowed to repair the relationship between officers and minority neighborhoods amid the nypd's controversial stop and frisk program, a tactic he has embraced in the pass while the incoming mayor has criticized it, bratton said a book he read when he was 9 will guide him on his new beat. >> i checked this thing out so often that i don't think anybody else in boston ever saw it. it is a book about the new york city police department of 1956 and i loved the title "your police." in this city, i want every new yorker to talk about their police, my police, with respect and with confidence that they are going to be respected. >> bratton has led the boston and los angeles police departments. >>> pope francis bringing another big
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
care act, obama care right now and people are talking about it all over the country and it's a great opportunity for republicans. for to us have a huge year like we did in 1994 we'll have to have the sort of alternatives that bill is talking about. do you hear that, whether it's republican governor's association or in washington now, there is that understanding. i would be stunned if you didn't see a variety of alternatives. >> david gregory for those running for re-election and all the negative messages that are in this narrative right now in terms of obama care how fair are they and how hard of a slog will it be for the white house to try to turn this around? >> i think it will be difficult. ultimately they have to prove successful with the website. they have to have more positive stories that flood the marketplace and the media. look at story after story, morning after morning we're having this conversation of what the difficulties are, what the andy poling is, what we simply are confused by. they are going the need so much success even that's going to lag before they get to a pla
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 8:00am PST
for american progress doing the introduction for president obama who will talk about income inequality in this country and draw a correlation to how getting the aca up and running can help draw and close that gap. joining me right now is white house -- nbc white house correspondent peter alexander to talk more about what we expect to hear from the president. peter, the rollout from the white house has been that we expect the president and those that have been tasked with talking about the aca to highlight things each day this month. so how much is this speech really going to be focused on wa obama care. >> well, each day leading up to that december 23rd deadline will focus on the affordable care act. there's a youth event where the president will speak more specifically to health care but this white house will make it clear that health care security is tied into economic security. this is in ways going to preview the state of the union, one of the central themes for the president, which is the desire to create access for all in terms of opportunity to provide his vision for economic se
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am PST
nothing to do with this. one republican voted for it. this is wholly obama's. >> this is something they will applaud him for. >> the country may be so distorted. we become so accustomed to the welfare state that we love obamacare. shoving people into medicare without enough doctors doesn't work. bill: it sounds great on paper. but reality implementation. >> the implementation of medicare, medicaid and social security was very rough. eventually they work if they love it. >> it's about the core idea which doesn't work. nothing in any -- you have never had a social program pass on a party line. >> i would like to see what we do with canada. bill: gentlemen, thank you. i can't wait until next week. tucker, alan, good luck on the autobahn. martha: a team of divers on a recovery mission searching for bodies. they did not believe the they would find anyone alive. this man trapped in an air pocket for three days. some people calling this a miracle. martha: a fisherman was trapped in a ship for days. divers are looking to see what they can find. most expecting to find bodies until necessity
KRON
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
the country to pay their respects to the leader of the anti- apartheid movement. president obama long with president bush and president clinton will be traveling to south africa to honor nelson mandela. he will be buried on sunday, december 15th. >>> here at home, the reverend williams tells us about mandela's legacy. >> i woventure to say that he may be one of the most important world leaders, if not the one as the leader of human concern and freedom and liberation which he desperately espoused and made happen in his life time and our lifetime. >> the reverend williams says he will always remember nelson mandela for his courage and conviction. >> and we had that cold front that passed through the bay area. pretty much south of east of us, we will take a look at the cold temperatures that will continue in the bay area and when we can expect the warmup. omg, jack. have you ever checked out these new product ideas people post on your page? they're kind of amaze. ...ing. yeah - that's where i got the ideas for my new- fajita ranch melt. seasoned chicken with a gooey blend of pepper jack
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
that continue outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. president obama will travel there to take part in events to honor his life. the country is planning a public memorial on tuesday. his burial takes place the following sunday. several memorial events are planned here in washington, including an official service next week at the national cathedral. shomari stone joins us live from the south african embassy in northwest washington with the latest from there. >> reporter: good evening. right now, i'm standing outside the embassy and i'm in front of the ten-foot statue of nelson mandela unveiled two months ago. let me move out the way. it continues to grow with the flowers and a lot of folks tell me they are concerned a lot of people aren't coming tonight due to the weather. it's worth mentioning folks are honoring the iconic life of nelson mandela. >> it's a -- gosh, i want to say a happy sad. >> reporter: she has mixed emotions at the south african embassy over the death of mandela. he died at 95 years old. >> i don't think he would want us to be sad, you know, he lived a full life.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
a call on tuesday. confirmed tonight that president obama and 27 other heads of state will be here for the official memorial service on tuesday. that memorial service, by the way, will be broadcast on 90 big screens around this country. richelle. >> i would imagine so, and broadcast here as well. thank you so much. the commemorations are worldwide. many are gathered at the first african methodist episcopal church in los angeles to pay their respects. brian rooney is there and joins us with more now to tell us about how they're remembers nelson mandela at that church. brian, tell us more. >> reporter: richelle, this is one of the most important churches in all of los angeles. it's just a community center. there's a special service for mandela going on inside right now, and maybe we can look at a few pictures of that as we talk. people here feel a great connection to nelson mandela. this they look to him and thought about him and prayed for him all the years in prison. while the american civil rights movement was going on here in this country and here in los angeles. he came to visit
CNN
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
obama done as much as his predecessor? >> it's very phenomenal tha aids initiative and for global fund, which the u.s. participates with many other countries in giving. and bush took the leadership, but he had democrats really supporting him. now you've got president obama taking the lead, taking this to a new level and he's got strong republican support. so even though it's kind of exceptional, it's really made a huge difference that everyone's come together to have the u.s. lead the way. >> you are incredibly focused on the issue of giving. you have pledged along with warren buffett and mark zuckerberg to give a majority of your wealth to philanthropy. forbes lists you as the richest person in america at $72 billion. a lot of people ask this question. have you decided how much you are going to leave to your children? >> well, certainly melinda and i think that kids starting off with $1 billion or some huge -- any huge amount of wealth is not necessarily in their interest as well as in the interest of society, and so the vast majority of our money will go to the foundation and we are
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
of the bbc, i spent a lot of time covering civil wars in africa. i do think, as president obama said, that mandela's personal force of character did make a very significant difference in preventing that country going to civil war. i think one of the things that people forget now about it, which was just so extraordinary at the time was the immense pressure the man was under. i mean he had pressure from the international community to get this right. he also had pressure from his own party because there were many in the a.n.c. who were real hot heads who just wanted an armed struggle, who didn't want to negotiate with the whites. he had pressure from other parties. you remember the zulu leader. he was achieving at the bit. then there were the whites emselves, which were split down the middle between the moderates of declercq and ralph mayer, and the extremists of the a.w.b. he was juggling all these factions, and the fact that he managed to navigate his way through to an incredible outcome of an election, a very peaceful election, and then the transition to black majority rule without
CNBC
Dec 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
, a report that a majority of california doctors, as many as 70%, are staying off the state's obama care exchange because they can't afford to participate. that simple. and obama care, listen to this, it's offering medicaid reimbursement rates. look, around the country a medicare pays $76 for a return patient visit. that's medicare around the country. in california, these medicaid rates would mean $24 for a visit. would you practice medicine with those kinds of numbers? here now to discuss is democratic strategist chris kofin kofinis, mike slater out of san diego, california, where we all wish we would be. mike slater, let me go to you first. the way california is doing this, they're treating doctors like medicaid surfs. so therefore, no pay, no play. that's simple enough for me. is that the story? >> so glad you used that word. doctors are treated like servants and not like traders of services. i come to you from inside the crystal ball and every doctor i've talked to in california says this is a disaster for patients and for them. everyone was so focused on health insurance, no one eve
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
president obama called for a higher minimum wage, fast food workers are on strike or holding protests across the country today. one of the strikes happened at the smithsonian's air and space museum. steve handelsman is live on capitol hill with details of that. hi, steve. >> reporter: hi, barbara, good evening. coast-to-coast, they were not strikes or walk outs, but rallies and protests. but they did go coast-to-coast. fast food workers and their supporters demanded higher pay in washington, d.c. and in brooklyn. at dunkin' donuts in pittsburgh, at denver this morning. >> trying to make a livable wage. >> reporter: at mcdonald's in chicago. >> this christmas i haven't put up a christmas tree because i don't have money for it yet. >> reporter: a hike to move minimum wage from $7.25 an hour. >> i think you would see less workers in each of the restaurants. prices would have to go up and less jobs would be created. >> at the mcdonald's at the air and space museum, they make $8.25. this worker said she works at a mcdonald's nearby and supports two kids. everybody wants to be paid more. are you w
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 3:00am PST
's in johannesburg. >> number three, a south carolina sheriff denied president obama's order to lower the flag. he said the flag should only be lowered for people from our country. u.s. presidents have lowered flags for people in the past. >> us airways merger given the go ahead after supreme court refused to hear a request from a consumer group that wanted to block the deal. the group feels the merger would raise ticket prices, limit choices. the merge are to complete the deal, which would create the biggest airline before markets open tomorrow. >> number five, hiv has returned in two patients who hoped they had been cured of the virus. researchers say the deadly virus became undetectable after bone marrow transplants. when the patients stopped taking antiviral therapy, the virus returned. this is a significant find according to one doctor because it demonstrates, quote, the virus may persist even when there's no evidence in the blood. >> michael morton served 25 years in prison for the brutal murder of his wife, except he didn't do it and the evidence proved it. >> i know it makes a lot of peopl
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 12:00am PST
, the immigration modernization act will end the mass deportation that has spiked under president obama, the law will pave the path for many, up to 20 million, estimated to be living in the country without status, including the undocumented students who graduate high school each year. for many of our fellow americans, this law will end years of harassment and anxiety. >> this takes off a lot of weight from shoulders around the united states. >> despite the law, the tea party republicans were livid. >> amnesty could also cost something more than just money. it could cost a nation. >> congressional budget office estimates the law will boost the economy by more than 3%, cut the deficit by almost $200 billion over ten years, savings from new workers, new businesses and new taxpayers. those numbers were not lost on the party's fiscal hawks. >> i'm not aware of any trade association, any major or minor business group that doesn't recognize we need more people, business, and fiscal workers. >> and they recognized the historic vote, with the republican party's renewed political life. >> i know that ever
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
to turn this safety net into a hammock. >> my contention is that the obama administration is encouraging parasites to come out and to, you know, take as much as they can with no remorse. and this is how our country declines. this is how we become a weak nation. >> self-reliance means if anyone will not work, neither should he eat. >> i got news for you, in other countries they're not washing their clothes and sitting in air conditioning watching their big screen tv. they're dying. that is poor. >> teach a man to fish, he can feed himself for a life. don't simply feed fish. >> now, e.j., these are leading members of congress republican and leading influence talk show hosts and all. it seems more of a biding kind of hostility in their tone. then when you look at, as i did at 5:30 this morning, a picture of this young lady desani 11 years old living in poverty and you match that with some of the venom that is underlying in how the poor is described by some of what i just played. i mean, how do we match that kind of do-it-yourself flat screen tv and all that when you look at this 11-year-old
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
. now begging president obama to personally intervene. 64-year-old alan fwroes sa gros country, quote, abandoned him after he was imprisoned for bringing communications items. joining us, jill dougherty with the latest. jil, what are you learning? >> alan gross says he's in a small cell with two other inmates. he gets about an hour a day outside in a very small courtyard. and he says other than a few phone calls and visits, he is completely isolated from the outside world. at the gates of the white house, the wife of alan gross pleads for the president to help her husband. >> please, mr. president, don't leave alan to die in cuba. >> reporter: today marks the fourth anniversary of alan gross' imprisonment in cuba. arrested while working as a contractor for the u.s. government, bringing internet connectivity to cuba's jewish community. he was accused of trying to subvert the cuban revolution and sentenced to 15 years in prison. gross' family just released a letter from the 64-year-old to president barack obama begging the president to personally intervene. "with the utmost respect, mr.
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
this weekend. >> it is a week full of events. tuesday is memorial service which president obama and other heads of state will attend. there are going to be public viewing areas throughout the country, as well. >> wednesday through friday, nelson mandela will lie in state at the seat of government, which is, of course, pretoria and on sunday the state funeral will be held at his ancestral home which is qunu in south africa's eastern cape region. >> moments ago, we heard from desmond tutu speaking about nelson mandela, how he prevented an all-out racial war after leaving prison. >> everybody was saying we would have gone up in flames. and -- and he was like, here he was like a magician. he really was like a magician with a magic wand. turning us into this glorious multicolored rainbow people. >> speak of iconic figures, desmond tutu. >> he spoke at my college. and led the divestment movement. you have the shanty 2001s, the tents in the yard and everything as people were basically protesting investment in south africa. he spoke to us. >> he's quite the character, that's for sure. one of the people
NBC
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
for the u.s. federal government. >> our country's experience with social security in 1935, medicare in 1965 and a prescription drug program in 2005 democrats the government is capable of overcoming the initial problems with the implementation. >> president obama insists the program is working well. he spoke in front of people who said have benefitted from the new law and works well for the ma jorit of users. as you heard, republicans remain skeptical and you are hearing less about an effort to repeal the law. deputy political editor joins us to explain. good morning. the house voted dozens of times to repeal the law. we are hearing less of this. tell us why we will be hearing less from them. >> it's not popular to talk about repeal. you have seen it in poll after poll. a lot of republicans are wondering. what do they do if it begins to work. what do they do next and one of the things they are starting to see and talking about repeal and going back to the old 2012 talking points in hitting the president over medicare. >> the president will take about the affordable care act. why is he taking
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
hamid karzai. brazilian president rouseff. preside president hollande, president barack obama, clinton and bush. >> nelson mandela passed away late thursday. this sunday has been national day of prayer where you've seen sights like this all over the country as south africans pay thanks and bid farewell. the government has also confirmed today that at least 59 dignitaries from around the world are confirmed to be here during these ten days of mourning. they include u.s. presidents barack obama, george w. bush, bill clinton, and jimmy carter. queen elizabeth ii will be represented by her son, prince charles. french president holland e will be here also. a logistical challenge ahead for the government. what does the week ahead look like? on tuesday we will see our first formal memorial service for the late president at fnb stadium. it seats 95,000 but the government in an effort to allow as many people as possible to take part in festivities, if can you call it that, will have 90 screens around the country, broadcasting what will take place on tuesday. wednesday through thursday, nelson m
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
, subfreezing temperatures, pounding much of the country, causing massive problems out there. we're live in the fox extreme weather center. >> and new anger over obama care. as the white house admits that many of the people who had signed up for the health insurance through the online exchanges may not actually have coverage. >> and the day that lives in infamy.
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
in a flowing teal gown as she accompanied president obama. another big fashion win for the first lady. also during the star-studded ceremony, country music star garth brooks gave a toast to joel. he'll be with us live. >> i can't wait for it. i had no idea that teal was green. >> it's between blue and green. >> bluish green. >> yeah, bluish green. >> you didn't know? >> green. >> that is green. that is teal. >> i like what you're wearing. this is different for you. like it. like it. >> the holiday feel. >> let's get a closeup. >> let's not. >> sorry. >>> this one's for you, josh. we know how much you love animal cuteness. right? it's making us smile this morning. we have seen dogs and cats bringing on the cold weather with onesies. but as it turn out, horses can wear them, too. look at that. plenty of patterns and colors to choose from for your horse. adding up to a viral sensation perfect for winter. look at that. >> that's a tissue. >> aw. >> a polka dot. look how cute he looks. >> how do you get that on a horse? >> how do you get that on a horse? >> very carefully. >> they don't want to
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
as it exists in this country, as anybody knows, stinks. if you can't be better than that with obama care, you're going to get out thereof anyway. >> but if everything is a negative cycle, all politics is simply about attacking the other guy and not figuring out a way to -- >> what breaks the cycle? >> better ideas. you and i will be running, i'll be doing this game, you'll have have an idea that resonates with the voters. you're going to win. >> in the miamiry. >> maybe not in the primary in certain places. >> one more election will break the fever of partisanship and get things done when you give my team unified control. >> we can fix it all if we have everything. >> we have a shutdown looming, folks. let's not forget that. we have a deadline, otherwise we're going through all of this again. >> bah humbug, john. >> the voters usually end up coming to the right place. that's what usually saves it. it's usually the people that wind up turning these things around. you'll see it. >> thanks. great to see you. >> john avlon. we should get a picture of john's head on the grinch. >> i'm the grinch?
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am EST
in washington and around the country, flags are at half staff to pay tribute to africa's first black president. president obama has ordered flags to remain at half staff until monday. it is friday morning. we are going to take your calls and reflections on nelson mandela. our phone lines are open. republicans, (202) 585-3881. democrats, (202) 585-3880. and our line for independents, (202) 585-3882. mail,an send us an e- journal@c-span.org or you can send us a tweet, @cspanwj. [video clip] i am not a saint unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my first political action, the that thing i ever did involves politics was a protest against apartheid. his works and his writings. the day he was released from prison, a gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they are guided by their hopes and not their fears. globe, iany around the cannot imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. as i live, i will do what i can to learn from him. president as he paid tribute to nels
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 4:00pm PST
. and the american people, guess what? they've figured this out. >> i'm wondering what people outside of this country think about it. >> they laugh. >> with the whole iran deal. and now netanyahu chiming in. what is he thinking of our leadership. and we'll talk about more. >>> president obama pushing his second term agenda. but with all of the distraction and dysfunction inside of washington, will he be able to get anything done. we'll talk about that. as well as iran and israeli. political insiders. weigh in oftn all of it. stay with us. ♪ love... in the nation, what's precious to you is precious to us. ♪ love is strange so when coverage really counts, count on nationwide insurance. we put members first. join the nation. ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ [ alarm sound for malfunctioning printer ] [ male announcer ] you've reached the age where you've learned a thing or two. [ metal clanks ] ♪ this is the age of knowing what you're made of. so why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? [ gears whirring ] talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have. ask your doctor if your
NBC
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
to place flowers outside the home of nelson mandela. the country now getting ready for a memorial to honor the former leader of south africa. we have new video to show you of president obama and the first lady getting on air force one headed for the memorial. also on the plane, george h. bush and his wife laura. let's go live to tracie potts this morning. a few miles from where the memorial will take place. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. so quickly before we show you what's happening around the country here in soweto i show you what you can probably hear across from the mandela house, again there is singing and dancing in the streets. sort of an impromptu celebration. yesterday we saw a big anc rally. looks like they are setting up the stage for another. people here very sorrowful about nelson mandela but also very happy to celebrate what he did here in his life. >> this morning roads are still open around soccer city, the stadium where thousands are expected for tomorrow's public memorial. the government says 53 dignitaries have confirmed so far including president and mrs. obam
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 8:00am PST
. about five days ago president obama called this the defining challenge of our time, specifically income inequality. the upper 10% of americans is making 50% of the income in the country. all of those solutions are incredibly difficult to stomach. they mean increasing the minimum wage which in turn may mean more expensive goods for americans. it means reducing executive compensation, which means pissing off a lot of very powerful people. it means things like increasing revenues, which obviously is a very hard sell. >> i came from cnbc, and when they talk about redistribution of wealth, they literally break out in hives and that's the type of thing. is that the only thing that can accomplish closing the gap? is that really -- you have to just do that? or are there other things like what bill clinton did with welfare to workers, some other things that could maybe do other than just that? >> i think that a robust welfare state can actually create a safety net for people and that can allow people to pull themselves up out of the bottom percentage points we're talking about but all of those h
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 8:00am PST
to defend their own country. >>> former presidents george w. bush and clinton will join president obama at a memorial for nelson mandela next week as south africa mourns its former president, hundreds of people of all ages and colors are leaving candles, flowers, stuffed animals, balloons at the home of the civil rights icon. nelson mandela died thursday. he was 95 years old. mandela's legacy is definitely a complicated one. while in prison he was labeled a terrorist by the reagan administration. mandela even had to get a special waiver to visit the u.s. in the 1990s. he wasn't removed from that terrorist list until 2008. cnn editorial producer nadia bill check with us. this is a part of history that very few people know as well as they know the history of his days in prison and then what happened afterwards. why was he labeled a terrorist? >> let's go back to 1961. nelson mandela together with his comrade, a military wing. why do they start a military wing? peaceful measures are no longer working against the oppressive apartheid regime. one of the reasons, one of the catalysts was some
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
, themselves, say that those words are not sufficient enough to describe what he has done for this country, wolf. >> i against the whole country is getting ready for a lot of world leaders including president obama to come to south africa to pay their respects. what are you seeing and feeling there in anticipation of all of these world leaders coming there? >> well, there most certainly is the sense of appreciation and pride that a south african leader like nelson mandela put this country into the spotlight, and that his passing away is causing this attention, these global leaders to come into the country itself. there's also a sense amongst people that perhaps this celebration, this aura of celebration is going to morph into a much more somber atmosphere, especially as we get closer and during the days when he is actually being buried, the day when of course that memorial for him is going to be taking place. this has really been a moment for so many that we've been speaking to, to really feel that sense of pride in the country that's prided their country gave birth to an individual to suc
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Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
in the country. but drivers across the u.s. are catching up. and over the next 12 years every new car will become more fuel efficient thanks to an agreement that president obama struck with 13 automakers including detroit's big three. >> the companies here today have endorsed our plan to continue increasing the mileage on their cars and trucks over the next 15 years. >> mileage targets for passenger cars will increase by two-thirds from about 30 miles per gallon this year to nearly 55 mpg there 2025. which means americans will be able to keep cutting back on their purchases at the pump. and that's where the bad news in this story starts. by definition, more efficient cars use less gas. when drivers buy less gas state and federal governments collect less in gas taxes. but those gas taxes, the federal levy of around 18 cents a gallon in taxes by the state of around 8 and 50 cents a gallon, they pay to maintain highways and bridges across the country. and that's already a huge problem. we begin tonight with that terrifying bridge collapse. >> reporter: take for example the news that broke in may whe
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Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
at the map of the country and look at the numbers now sort of in terms of you have the obama care sites, states doing it themselves, then you have the healthcare.gov states. take a look. they want to hit 7 million in total by the end of march. those are the numbers sort of over the last several weeks here. cloe closer to 200,000. people sign up for these things late. it's psychology, you wait until the last minute to do things. the numbers could go up, especially in march. also, 200,000 is not even close to the 7 million they hope to have. also this anxiety of people who have had their policies cancelled and who are now trying to get to the site to find out what the new premium will be. what the new plan will be, who had trouble getting on. it's a concern for them in particular. >> i have to ask you about this opinion piece you wrote released this morning. it raises a provocative question. there has been an understandable focus on the website healthcare.gov the problems it's been having. you kind of raised this question. does health insurance make us healthier? maybe we are looking at t
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Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
the taking onboard the message that come to them from a lot of asian countries, the 80% of success was just showing up. in the second term, with obama missing the asia summit with john kerry absorbed in the in the middle east, the question that washington will devote to the region has certainly been there. the recent speeches by the administration and visit by the vice president being a recommitment and underscoring of the fact that the rebalancing is still on in obama's second term, but the test that have is really going to be not just the rhetorickiccal commitment to oh it. >> a court appearance is set for the suspect understand deadly airport shooting last month. he faces a murder charge in the death of a t.s.a. officer. three others were injured. if convicted, he could be give the death penalty or life in prison without parole. he is held without bail. >> in new orleans, jury selection resumes this morning in the retrial of a former police officer. david warren was convicted of fatally shooting a man just after hurricane katrina, serving a prison term of nearly 26 years for manslaughter
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Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
across the country tried to prepare for thanksgiving, the o administration tried to hide another delay of obamacare. just like right before the independence holiday they tried to hide the one-year business mandate. president obama and others have tried to hide what they knew about the website problems. they continue to try to hide problems on the back end of the website that is delivering information to insurers. they have tried to hide the security problems that exist with the website. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that millions of americans would lose the coverage they like. the president house democrats tried to hide for years that many americans will lose access to doctors, pediatricians, and even hospitals they chose. you have to ask what else are they hiding? obamacare is plagued with problems and every american deserving relief from it. this administration has to come clean and explain why and how americans are impacted by this law. this isn't helping americans. it is harming those people who need help the most right now. >> welcome back. >> so part o
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Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
to go into the country and to actually determine whether or not iran is serious. so that will be one of the big determinates about iran o's lev of seriousness in terms of going forward with this deal. president obama also pointing to the fact that of $100 billion worth of sanctions, they are easing about $7 billion of those sanctions, leaving in the strong and sort of core parts of the sanctions program. of course, that, not enough to convince skeptics, israelis, a majority of them say this deal is not a good enough deal. prime minister benjamin netanyahu also saying that this deal isn't strong enough, doesn't do enough to curb iran's nuclear program. he is going to speak at the sabon center tomorrow, by the way, craig. we'll likely get a very different take on this deal that's come together from him. but i think that president obama's goal today was to speak to israelis and certainly to some of the skeptics here within the united states. a lot of them in congress who have said the deal doesn't go far enough. >> nbc's kristen welker at the white house, we're going to come back to you
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Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
across the country tried to prepare for thanksgiving, the obama administration tried to hide another unilateral, one-year delay of obama care. just like in july right before the independence day holiday, the administration tried to hide the one-year delay of the business mandate. president obama and others have tried to hide what they knew about the website problems well before the website launch. the administration tries to continue to hide problems on the back end of the website that deliver information and payments to insurers often as we now know incorrectly. the administration has tried to hide the security problems that exist with the website that one official called limitless prior to the website's launch. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that millions of americans would lose the coverage that they like. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that many americans will now lose access to the doctors, the pediatricians and perhaps even the hospitals that they choose. at this point, one has to ask, what else are they hiding? you know, wh
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Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
. that never showed up in a more. this woman who was one of the press people. but we toured the country and found out what was needed. the mental systems act of 1980. it was passed before the incoming president determined. that is tonight on c-span and c-span3. >> president obama is on his way to south africa. he died last week at the age of 95. by formerited presidents george w. bush and former president clinton. the prime minister and other members of the house economy where there. this is one hour and a half. >> order. order. the house will wish to know how we proceed today. the questions will be carried over. office will announce consequential changes shortly. this is a special day for special tributes to a special .tatesman, nelson mandela i hope that as many members as possible will be able to contribute. contributions will continue until 10:00 p.m.. the house will also wish to know that there will be an event to commemorate and celebrate the life and achievements of nelson mandela taking place in westminster hall on thursday the 12th of december. >> thank you, mr. speaker. >> nel
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Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm EST
minute. president obama and the first lady plan to attend an memorial service in south africa next week in honor of nelson mandela. flags were lowered to half-staff in the u.s. and many countries around the world. the anti-apartd leader in south africa's first democratically elected president died yesterday at the age of 95. we take a live look at pictures coming out of johannesburg where people there are mourning his death and celebrating mandela's life at the same time. two of mandela's daughters learned of his death during a movie premier about him in london last night. they immediately left the theater and asked that the film continue. >>> a blast of winter weather moving across the country has knocked out power in texas to more than a quarter of a million homes and businesses. the storm stretches from south texas into northern new england and the canadian maritimes. the national weather service is issued storm and ice warnings for parts of eight states, up to two feet of snow has fallen in parts of minnesota and wisconsin. windchill temperatures in north dakota tumbled to near 40 b
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Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
in 100 cities across the country, from new york city to new orleans, to oakland, trying to pressure employers into paying a livable wage of $15 an hour. now they've got a powerful ally on their side, president obama. >> we know that we're going to have a greater and greater portion of our people in the service sector and we know that there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. that's why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage. >> but the message being pushed by the president and protesters doesn't sit well with some corporate executives. this is a dire prediction for 15 bucks an hour from an executive at white castle. >> there are groups out there that are asking and pleading to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour and to more than double the federally mandated started wage wouldn't be bad for white castle, it would be catastrophic. 406 restaurants and what we know is that would result in closing more than 200 of those restaurants and the ones remaini
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Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
. columbia is a strategic ally of the u.s. and we talked with president obama about a new cooperation. now it's not only drugs and how to combat violence and terrorism, but also how to work together helping other countries, central america and the caribbean islands. the problems we had in the past. we learned and now we are using knowledge to help them. we disagreed on one fundamental issue. >> this is by the way a very important fundamental issue to disagree with. i hear you say, mika, that everything is going so swimmingly well and yet this is the most penitentiary thing for the good people of columbia and many of us in america. what is that issue. >> i hope you two are in synch. >> that is who is going to win in the world cup. the u.s. team or the columbian team. i told president obama i hope we don't win in the first round. we have to, i'm sorry to say, eliminate the u.s. >> congratulations on qualifying. let's talk about the peace talks. they have caused so much havoc in your society and your culture. the u.s. has been involved in some peace talks. where are we moving? anything positive?
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Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
. >>> president obama having trouble talking about a meeting with a controversial relative. >> he said he never met with a relative in the country illeg illegal illegally. brian todd with more. >> reporter: poppy and victor, this is about an uncle of the president who has gone through legal problems with immigration and it is about the impression the white house has given. white house aides say they weren't doing that. he is a 69-year-old man who works in a liquor store in boston. he is caught up in the president's political migraine. his name is omar. the president's uncle. the boston globe cited the white house as the president and uncle had never met. the white house press secretary now says this. >> the president said he, in fact, had met omar obama when he moved to cambridge for law school and stayed with him for a brief period of time. are. >> reporter: in recent days, he said he stayed with him for days in the 1980s. why the differing accounts? >> back when this arose, folks looked at the record. >> reporter: jay carney said it was when he asked the president about staying with his uncle
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Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
as a positive step. but president obama was not taking a victory lap just yet when he made candid remarks at a forum yesterday. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. you know, if you asked me, what is the likelihood we're able to arrive at the end state i was just describing earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. but we have to try. >> joining me now is democratic senator benn cardin. >> pleasure to be with you. >> let's talk about the president. he's putting the chances of success at about 50/50. where do you put it? >> well, it's difficult to have a lot of confidence in what iran is doing. we know that they are still proceeding with a nuclear weapons program. we now have this interim agreement. we have to make sure that it is carried out to the letter and that there's negotiations to an agreement that would eliminate iran's capacity to enrich uranium to a nuclear fuel capacity for a weapon. and that's the challenge. as the president pointed out, we're going to have to be very cautious
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